Joseph Wood Krutch Quotes

Who is Joseph Wood Krutch?

Joseph Wood Krutch was an American writer on science and philosophy.

Born November 25, 1893
Died May 22, 1970

Best 10 Quotes by Joseph Wood Krutch

“A book unlike a television program, moving picture or any other 'modern means of communication' can wait for years, yet be available at any moment when it happens to be needed.”

“Cats are rather delicate creatures and they are subject to a good many different ailments, but I have never heard of one who suffered from insomnia.”

“Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want.”

“Happiness is itself a kind of gratitude.”

“If we do not permit the earth to produce beauty and joy, it will in the end not produce food, either.”

“It is not ignorance but knowledge which is the mother of wonder.”

“Nothing is too great or too good to be true. Do not believe that we can imagine things better than they are. In the long run, in the ultimate outlook, in the eye of the Creator, the possibilities of existence, the possibilities open to us, are beyond our imagination.”

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“Poetry, mythology, and religion represent the world as man would like to have it, while science represents the world as he gradually comes to discover it.”

“When a man wantonly destroys one of the works of man we call him a vandal. When he destroys one of the works of god we call him a sportsman.”

“Nature takes no account of even the most reasonable of human excuses.”

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